Sheet Music: None but the lonely heart

TitleNone but the lonely heart
from 6 Romances
Alternate titlesNet, tolko tot, kto znal
Opus numberOp. 6, No. 6
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time3:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-03-16
Last updated2011-03-16
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Wednesday 16 March 2011

Tune of the Day: None But the Lonely Heart

by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged for flute and piano

“None but the lonely heart” is the last of the Six Romances for voice and piano that Tchaikovsky composed in late 1869. It is probably Tchaikovsky's most famous song, and one of his most popular compositions. It was composed to Lev Mei's poem “The Harpist's Song”, which in turn was translated from Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. Tchaikovsky's setting makes use of a syncopated chordal accompaniment; the lack of rhythmic grounding and the peculiar harmonies perfectly highlight the restless, disquieted tone of Goethe's text.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!